USS Delbert D. Black Joins the Fleet

September 26, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) today. Due to public health and safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the commissioning was a private event. Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite was represented by Assistant Secretary of the Navy James Guerts with Master…

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USS St. Louis Joins the Fleet

August 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19), August 8. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Navy commissioned St. Louis at a private event. Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related…

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USS Tripoli Joins the Fleet

July 15, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Tripoli (LHA 7), today, July 15, 2020. Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned the USS Tripoli administratively and the ship transitioned to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity to…

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